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Many of the National Garden Festival events do not yet have complete programs , registration, or information on the websites shown, but… Save the Dates! And make sure to check out the Attractions section for the astounding breadth of cultural, arts, sporting and sightseeing opportunities for visitors to our region. (Attractions are also found in the National Garden Festival Guide and Calendar.)

ONGOING SHOWS | SPECIAL PARTNER EVENTS

BUFFALO AND ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS

June 19: Starry Night in the Gardens—Fundraiser and Party!
June 15-July 28: Celebration of Coleus and Color
June 9-July 7: Garden Railway Exhibit; and watch for the Buffalo Philharmonic Concert on our lawn—to be announced (www.buffalogardens.com)


BUFFALO OLMSTED PARKS CONSERVANCY

July 12: The Olmsted Gala at MLK Park (www.bfloparks.org)
Plan your own event at the Delaware Park Rose Garden.
Watch for Shakespeare in the Park.
Many parks for golfing, walking, playing and relaxing.
June 29-July 21: Buffalo in Bloom—Scouts are scouting front yards all over Buffalo—Watch for the “Bloomed” signs and congratulate the honorees!


FOREST LAWN CEMETERY AND ARBORETUM

Every weekend, trolley and walking tours of this historic cemetery and arboretum
(historic characters often appearing from their graves!)

WEEK ONE

Friday, June 21


Opening of the National Garden Festival



BUS TOUR

NEW! AAA Motorcoach Tour: Favorite Buffalo Gardens—the Preview Tour
NEW! Bicycles to Gardens Tour (See some great gardens, guided tour)

Saturday, June 22


GARDEN TOUR 

Lewiston Gardenfest, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. vendors, speakers, garden tour


GARDEN EDUCATION

Perennials Day at Lockwood’s Greenhouses symposium with luncheon, guest speakers

Sunday, June 23


GARDEN TOURS 

Lewiston Gardenfest, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
vendors, speakers, garden tour

Garden Education

WEEK TWO

Thursday & Friday, June 27 & 28


OPEN GARDENS DAYS BEGIN

Bus Tours

Friday, June 28


GARDEN EDUCATION

Fairy Day Garden Festival at Menne Nurserychildren’s activities, speakers, workshops



BUS TOUR

AAA Motorcoach Tour: Landscapes outside the limits—Fine Suburban Landscapes

Saturday, June 29

Fairy Garden Celebration at Menne Nursery (children’s activities, speakers, workshops; www.mennenursery.com)

Sunday, June 30


Buffalo Style Garden Art Sale (10:00 to 4:00) Delaware Park Lodge on Parkside

GARDEN TOUR  

Parkside Garden Tour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m


WEEK THREE

Thursday & Friday, July 4 & 5


OPEN GARDENS

Note that some Open Gardens are not available on July 4; see book listings



Bus Tours

Friday, July 5


BUS TOUR

AAA Motorcoach Tour: Architectural Treasures and Fine Gardens--with Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House, Forest Lawn, Rose and Japanese Garden and new plant introductions at the Buffalo Marina



Bus Tours

Saturday, July 6


GARDEN TOUR

Grand Island Garden Tour, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


GARDEN EDUCATION

Native Plants Weekend at 
Lockwood’s Greenhouses


Native Plants & Sustainable Landscapes
Symposium at Lockwood’s Greenhouses (speakers, panel, regional foods luncheon)

Sunday, July 7


GARDEN TOURS

Grand Island Garden Tour, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

July 8-12


LEAF A LEGACY

Public Space Makeover

 

 


WEEK FOUR

Thursday & Friday, July 11 & 12


OPEN GARDENS

LEAF A LEGACY

Public Space Makeover



Thursday, July 12


The Olmsted Gala at MLK Park
“Buffalo’s Best Summer Garden Party!”
Support the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy: www.bfloparks.org


Saturday, July 13


GARDEN TOUR

The Buzz Around Hamburg Garden Walk  - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lockport in Bloom
- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lockport Twilight Garden Tour
- 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Niagara Falls Garden Tour
- 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.



GARDEN EDUCATION

Urban Roots: Gardening workshops (Harvesting & Designing with Flowers; Medicinal Herbs (www.urban roots.org)

Sunday, July 14


GARDEN TOURS

The Buzz Around Hamburg Garden Walk  - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lockport in Bloom
- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Snyder-CleveHill Garden View - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.



Starry Night Tour

WEEK FIVE

Thursday & Friday, July 18 & 19


OPEN GARDENS

Friday, July 19


BUS TOUR

AAA Motorcoach Tour:Farm Tour—From Alpacas to Blueberries: includes cut flower production and fresh produce

Saturday, July 20


GARDEN TOURS

Town of Amherst Garden Tour - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lancaster Garden Walk - 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Williamsville Garden Tour - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Ken-Ton Garden Tour - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Ken-Ton Saturday Night Lights - 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 21


GARDEN TOURS

Lancaster Garden Walk - 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
South Buffalo Alive Garden Tour
- 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ken-Ton Garden Tour
- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


WEEK SIX

Thursday & Friday, July 25 & 26


OPEN GARDENS
Bus Tours

Thursday, July 25


BUS TOUR

AAA Motorcoach Tour:Southtowns Bouquet—with the famous gardens of Mike  & Kathy Shadrack, luncheon & tour at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, and new private gardens of Hamburg

Friday, July 26


BUS TOUR

AAA Motorcoach Tour:The Buffalo Style Garden: Featuring art and intimate outdoor living spaces

Garden Walk Buffalo's Wine & Roses Tour

Saturday, July 27


GARDEN TOUR

Garden Walk Buffalo - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Sunday, July 28


GARDEN TOUR

Garden Walk Buffalo - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

WEEK SEVEN

Thursday & Friday, August 1-2


OPEN GARDENS

Outside city of Buffalo only

Saturday, August 3


GARDEN TOURS

Black Rock Riverside Tour of Gardens- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Black Rock Riverside Starry Night Tour - 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
NEW! Beyond Flowers Tour - Seven stops around Buffalo where community has worked with Mother Nature, not against her, in reclaiming the land.

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